Updated my submission with this, the final version of my entry to the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls contest; my favourite class in the games - The Barbarian. I wanted to portray the feeling of just how bad-ass and monstrous you feel playing the game with the Barb - dominating all the demons of hell with a nice hack and slash to the face. Hope you like it!
I spent countless hours in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction back in the day. It was the first game I really played to death, trying to make the ultimate bad-ass demon killing character, I even had a file full of the Rune word combinations and recipes to try and craft the best gear! On the whole, really liked Diablo III as well, sure the story was rubbish and it lost a bit of it's dark gothic horror feel of the second - I still think it's one of my favourite game franchises of all time. The art style of the series and character/creature design work really inspired me to get into it myself so I'm really psyched to see what the Reaper of Souls expansion has to offer!
Pencil sketch scanned and painted/drawn in Photoshop - did most of the work on the Barbarian with a single small square hard brush - then added atmosphere details with some custom Photoshop brushes.
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